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Writer

Microsoft

$94,300 - $198,600 / year
Application deadline closed.
  • Date posted
    May 1, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Salary
    $94,300 - $198,600 / year
  • Apply before
    May 31, 2024
  • Career Level
    Mid-Level

Job Description

Light up the digital experiences that support how customers across industries buy cloud services from Microsoft. We’re looking for a creative, resourceful, data-driven Writer with a desire to bring our brand to life and deliver amazing experiences. who loves to create compelling copy that engages customers at every stage in the customer journey—from consideration to onboarding.

Our Team: We’re the Writers Studio, a fast-paced group of writers and editors with global stakeholders. We sit in the Global Demand Center (GDC) to help lead the marketing transformation of Microsoft’s largest and fastest growing commercial cloud business. We put a focus on getting things done, simplifying anything and everything, and having fun doing it. You’ll be in the middle of it all helping to make decisions that impact our resources, timelines, and global digital experiences.

We write, re-write, and edit copy for web, email, e-books, and other digital assets. Be it writing from the ground up based on strategy briefs or rolling up your sleeves to help shape existing copy—you’re ready to make it the best it can be. We test, optimize and brainstorm testable new hypotheses across our deliverables, write copy for experimentation initiatives, and apply lessons and best practices to other digital channels.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

Responsibilities

As a Writer on the Writers studio team you are a:

  • Fantastic writer. You’ve done it all—business to business and consumer, ads to web copy—and have the portfolio to prove it. Your sentences are squeaky clean, compelling, and conversational. You relentlessly cut through the clutter to get to the core message. You know when jargon is useful and when it gets in the way, when to add a dash of style, and when to just stick to facts.
  • Top-notch editor. You’re nitpicky about style rules, offended by typos, and instantly know how to make a bad draft better.
  • De-mystifier. You’re not daunted by complex projects and have an uncanny ability to unravel complicated issues and come up with clear copy solutions that makes things easier for our customers.
  • Collaborator. You can work in highly-matrixed organizations across marketing, engineering, and business operations, taking others’ perspectives with an open mind.
  • Audience-obsessed. You’re laser-focused on your audience and their needs and interests. Your copy respects their time and intelligence, but never assumes readers inherently know or care about what you’re talking about.
  • Creative. You can make even the most seemingly boring, technical concepts compelling and understandable.
  • Versed in AI. AI is the latest tool in your writing toolbox and you’re looking to take prompting from a second language to second nature.
  • Fact-based, data-driven. You persuade with facts, not fluff. And always challenge your assumptions and word choices using surveys, A/B tests, and other tools.

Other

  • Embody our culture and values

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • 1+ year(s) proven writing experience AND a certification, degree, or training in English, Writing, Journalism, or related field
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 1+ year(s) experience of working with editorial style guides and the ability to write copy aligned to brand voice standards/principles

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years proven writing
    • OR a certification, degree,
    • OR training in English, Writing, Literature,
    • OR related field
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of marketing and experience writing copy to create a consistent customer journey across channels
  • 1 + year(s) experience with cloud computing concepts and technologies
  • Experience working from briefs and translating creative direction and messaging into compelling copy
  • Ability to work under constant deadline pressure and manage multiple projects across multiple teams with grace and flexibility
  • Understanding of the creative process and the ability to work collaboratively with designers and stakeholders of various levels in ambiguous environments.
  • Understanding of SEO best practices
  • Creativity and consistent record in delivering innovative marketing approaches
  • Experience using data to direct copy choice and influence stakeholders

Writing IC3 – The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,300 – $182,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $120,900 – $198,600 per year. Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay

Microsoft will accept applications for the role until May 13, 2024.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.